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ARJUN REDDY IS KABIR SINGH

The much-anticipated remake of the Telugu cult blockbuster Arjun Reddy has been a topic of discussion ever since it was announced. There has been a lot of speculation about what the film’s title would be for months now.

Finally, the wait is over. The Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy finally has a title – it’s KABIR SINGH.

KABIR SINGH, which is a T-Series and Cine1 Studios production, stars Shahid Kapoor in the title role. The film is directed by Sandeep Vanga who was also the director of the Telugu version. Kiara Advani plays the female lead in the film.

The makers of the film kept the film’s title very closely guarded over the last two months.

As director Sandeep Vanga says, “When we started work on the Hindi script, it was a very exciting journey. KABIR SINGH, as the protagonist’s name, came naturally, considering the character’s graph. KABIR SINGH has the same punch and madness of Arjun Reddy.”

KABIR SINGH will be shot extensively in Mumbai, Delhi and Musoorie. Shahid will sport four different looks in the film and has been preparing for it over the last three months.

Workshops with all the actors are right now in full swing. “It’s all about taking KABIR SINGH to the next level,” says Vanga.

KABIR SINGH is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde. The film’s shoot commenced in Mumbai a few days back.

KABIR SINGH is on the way…

Megha Akash to romance Sooraj Pancholi in SATELLITE SHANKAR

A couple of weeks back, T-Series and Cine1 Studios’ new film, Satellite Shankar, was launched amidst much aplomb. The film, directed by Irfan Kamal, in which Sooraj Pancholi plays the role of a soldier, has become a point of discussion from day one for its sheer magnitude and scale.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde, Satellite Shankar is the first Hindi film to be shot across more than 10 states in India. Everyone has been wondering who the leading lady opposite Sooraj would be – since the makers had kept it rather hush-hush. Now, the secret is finally out.

Megha Akash is the one who will be making her Hindi debut opposite Sooraj in Satellite Shankar. Megha is one of the most promising talents in both Tamil and Telugu cinema. She has already made a huge mark in both the industries. Megha had been waiting for the right break in Bollywood and when she got this opportunity, there was no looking back.

The actress has a massive buzz around her in the South – as she has bagged two of the biggest films in Tamil. She is doing a film opposite Dhanush (Enai Noki Paayum Thota) and she is also a part of Rajnikant’s next, Petta.

“There were a lot of offers in Hindi but Satellite Shankar is just something special,” she says. “It’s a very different film and the scale of the film is also so huge.”

Director Irfan Kamal is also extremely happy to have Megha on board. “She is exactly what we were looking for,” he says. “From the time we saw her, we knew she was the one.”

The film is currently being shot in North India.

Kiara Advani bags Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Ashwin Varde’s ARJUN REDDY REMAKE

Since the time it has been announced, the Hindi remake of the Telugu blockbuster, Arjun Reddy, has been a major point of discussion. The edgy love story first made waves when the director of the original, Sandeep Vanga, was taken aboard by producer Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series with Krishan Kumar and Cine1 Studios’ Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde to helm the Hindi version as well. After that, the film made headlines when Shahid Kapoor was locked to play the title role. Starring opposite Shahid Kapoor for the first time is Kiara Advani who will essay the role of his love interest.

It’s sheer coincidence and destiny that Kiara was the first to be considered when the director initially started scouting for his heroine. Kiara and Sandeep had even met and discussed the possibility. But later, due to date issues (the film was supposed to go on floors in August earlier), the talks took a bit of a backseat. Now that the film is going on floors in early October, things fell back in place. Early this week, Kiara was signed for the film and the actress has even started her creative meetings with Sandeep Vanga.

For Kiara, this could easily be a game-changer as this is one of the most challenging roles of her career so far. “Arjun Reddy has always been one of my favorite films,” she says. “There are so many shades to the heroine’s character; I’m very excited about it.”  The film will require Kiara to have several variations in terms of performance as well as look.

As Sandeep puts it, “Kiara epitomizes the female character in the film to the T. She has the perfect combination of innocence (in terms of looks) and maturity (in terms of performance) that’s so important for the character.”